Beth Pearsall is a proud first-generation college graduate who teaches writing in the University Writing Program. She earned her degree in Composition and Rhetoric and Certificate in Teaching Reading at California State University, Sacramento and taught reading and writing courses at local community and 4-year colleges. As a lecturer in the University Writing Program she teaches writing classes at both the lower and upper-division level including Expository Writing, Advanced Composition, Writing in Sociology, and Writing in Business. Her research interests include the reading/writing connection, peer feedback, adult literacy, and auxiliary writing support. As Assistant Director for Entry-Level Writing, Beth designs, develops, and teaches courses for our entry-level students, monitors student success, assists with the Advanced Writing Placement Exam, counsels students, and supports campus initiatives to improve the experience of entry-level writers at UC Davis.